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Judge to rule on Aquinas forfeit case today — The Aquinas Institute lawsuit over its forfeited football game will now be heard by state Supreme Court Justice J. Scott Odorisi this morning. Aquinas was forced to forfeit its victory over Pittsford after a ruling that its star quarterback, Jake Zembiec, was ineligible to play.
Oct 31, 2014

ICYMI, Judge ruled today against Aquinas, forfeit stands: via @DandC @rocdevo

Oct 31, 2014

UPDATED VERSION: Judge rules against Aquinas, forfeit stands via @DandC Great work by @RocDevo and @jjDandC #ROC

Oct 31, 2014

RT @RocDevo: UPDATED with more comments: #Aquinas loses court battle, out of the playoffs via @DandC

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Two sides to the Aquinas case — Officials from both sides weigh in on the Aquinas court case Friday.
Oct 31, 2014

I love coach, but that's on Aquinas, too. MT @RocDevo: VIDEO: "This has gotten way out of hand." Aq coach Battaglia…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @RocDevo: VIDEO on #Aquinas: "This has gotten way out of hand." - Chris Battaglia, football coach… @tyee23

Oct 31, 2014

#Aquinas Football Coach Chris Battaglia says, "It's only a football game. Let the kids play. Let somebody play."

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3-year-old killed in crash while trick-or-treating — Halloween ended with tragedy in Greece after one child was killed and another significantly injured after being struck by an oncoming car on Latta Road on Friday. A 3-year-old male and 16-year-old female were trick-or-treating and crossing the two-lane road when a westbound vehicle hit both of them shortly before 9:42 p.m., said Greece Police Department Sgt.
Nov 01, 2014

RT @DandC: 3-year-old killed in crash while trick-or-treating #ROC

Nov 01, 2014

RT @bjacobsroch: 3-year-old killed in crash while trick-or-treating via @DandC @sjtaddeo Awful news. My heart aches for the family.

'Restaurant: Impossible' episode shot in Perinton to air Monday

Rochester Amerks blank Syracuse — Andrey Makarov didn't know who scooped up the game puck when the final buzzer sounded following his first professional shutout. The Rochester Americans goalie really didn't seem too concerned either. "I think someone got it," he said. "I think the coach has it." Maybe he's just not a big collector of mementos.
Nov 01, 2014

For the night owls: #Amerks G Andrey Makarov posts his 1st pro shutout but he acted like it was just another win:

SUNY chancellor may get $200K jackpot — The SUNY Board of Trustees as soon as next week is expected to vote on a new salary for SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher -- and it may come with a huge pay raise. Carl McCall, the board's chairman, confirmed that Zimpher is up for a new salary because her five-year agreement has expired, but he wouldn't say what salary is being negotiated.
Oct 31, 2014

Ever get the feeling you picked the wrong profession? SUNY chancellor may get $200K jackpot via @DandC

Webster's lake homes are in high demand — Long before Webster became the hip place to live, Brian Hegedorn saw its potential. In the 1970s, his family purchased 150 acres off Lake Ontario in Webster near the Ontario town border. The family reduced and then grew its real estate holdings on that parcel of land before embarking on a partnership with The Aristo Company in 2003 to build homes near the waterfront.
Oct 31, 2014

Did you know the same family owns Bill Grays Tom Wahls & lake property? #roc Webster's lake homes are in high demand

Leo Roth: Judge got it right in Aquinas case — For football players at Aquinas and Pittsford high schools, the scariest sight on Halloween was a man dressed in a black judge's robe. A Freaky Friday for sure. But just like the Section V Executive Committee got it right regarding the eligibility of Little Irish star junior quarterback Jake Zembiec, Supreme Court Justice J.
Oct 31, 2014

Leo Roth: Judge got it right in Aquinas case via @DandC @leoroth weighs in on ruling #ROC

Bacterial meningitis case confirmed at Mercy — A ninth-grade student at Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women was taken to an area hospital with a case of bacterial meningitis this week. The Monroe County Department of Health was alerted late Thursday afternoon to a possible meningitis case, and "it isn't completely lab-confirmed, but clinically everything says that that's what it is," said John Ricci, department spokesman.

Relative says time for FDA to cry uncle — Gene Manley, who in July testified before the Food and Drug Administration about the hazards of power morcellation by talking about his niece Brenda Leuzzi, on Thursday sent an email to officials of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

Torvec’s new direction: Keeping drowsy drivers safe — You've been driving all night, eyelids heavy behind the wheel. And the roadway has plenty of other drowsy drivers just like you at any given time. Roughly 5 percent of drivers report nodding off or falling asleep while driving at least once in the past month, according to numbers from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Crash doesn't deter Rochester man's spaceflight hopes — Buy Photo Christopher Wilmot(Photo: Staff file photo ) A rocketship explosion that killed a pilot and injured another won't deter local entrepreneur and former Monroe County legislator Christopher Wilmot from his dreams of space travel.

Edge of the Wedge: Shaping the future

Wegmans, others ready for new chip cards — That familiar swiping motion we make at the checkout is about to go the way of the Walkman. Even if you're not one of the millions able to tap into Apple Pay or Google Wallet, changes in the security measures of traditional payment cards are prompting many merchants to switch to a new kind of credit card reader by October 2015.

Former factories now lofts, restaurants and more — Factory warehouses across Rochester with a strong place in its history are finding a new home in the city's future.

Plea expected in Rochester gambling case — One of three men accused of running a major illegal Internet gambling ring is scheduled to plead guilty Thursday in federal court. Mark Ruff is scheduled for a plea before U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr. at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, court records show. No more information was available.
Oct 31, 2014

Vanek’s gambling connection was recently put back in spotlight after comments in this story:… #mnwild

Oct 31, 2014

$230K gambling debt allegedly paid with a NY Islanders salary check:… via @DandC

Oct 31, 2014

Ex-Buffalo Sabres @T_Vanek26, a NY Islanders check and an alleged link to Rochester betting case

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Web Essay: Proposal 1 a good start — When we examine the many entrenched problems with New York's redistricting process, Rochester could serve as Exhibit A for why we need immediate reform of our broken system. In 2012, Albany lawmakers carved up Rochester into three regions that should be identical for both the Assembly and the Senate.
Oct 31, 2014

Politically carved-up #ROC a good example of why #NY redistricting amendment should be passed, argues @DandC essayist

Web Essay: Think carefully about $2B NY schools bond — We should think carefully with regard to Proposal 3 when we vote on Election Day next week. This is a proposal for a $2 billion bond issuance and is too open ended. That is, it is not specific enough as to how much will be spent on what and in which school districts of our state.
Oct 31, 2014

Think carefully on #NY amendment to spend $2B on schools, warns @DandC_Opinion essayist

10 things to do in the Rochester area — 1. It's time for "The Greatest Show on Earth." The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus' Built to Amaze show will stop at Blue Cross Arena at the War Memorial. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday; 11 a.m., 3 and 7 p.m. Saturday; and 1 and 5 p.m. on Sunday.